In the recent unfolding of events Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has made the announcement on November 27, Friday that the country is all set to lift the bans imposed on Dubai-based airline Emirates. The lifting of the ban will allow globally renounced airline Emirates to operate all its flights back again. The recent amendments in the policy will now see the resumption of flight by the Dubai-based air carrier on the route of Dubai to Lagos which is expected to begin from December 1.
What Led to the Situation?
It was earlier informed in a report by Reuters that Nigeria is going to lift the ban that was imposed on Emirates in the month of March. In the beginning, a three-day ban was imposed on the outbound passengers in the month of February which further became a complete ban on outbound and inbound travel from the country in the month of March and has been in place ever since.
It was explained by Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika at that point in time that the ban imposed by UAE on Nigerians was an act of discrimination against the culture and the country which is not acceptable. However, it seems like relationships have been improved between Nigeria and UAE as the aviation minister has announced the lifting of the ban imposed on Emirates.
The passenger can begin their travel on the route from December 1 as the booking options have already been made available on the airline’s official website to both Abuja and Lagos from Dubai. The Dubai to Lagos route will feature flight EK783 inbound and EK784 return from Emirates. The flight will be 8 hours long from Dubai to Lagos and 7 hours long on the return route. Whereas on Dubai to Abuja route Emirates will operate flight EK785 for inbound travel and flight EK786 for return. From Dubai to Abuja the flight will be seven hours and forty minutes long while the return route will take six hours and thirty-five minutes to complete the journey.